Mike Hearn mike at plan99.net
Mon Nov 21 08:08:13 CST 2005

On Sun, 20 Nov 2005 12:55:30 +0100, Stephan Hermann wrote:
> Honestly, I don't like the idea to distribute userland windows
> applications or libraries in our packages. If wine upstream will include
> them, I, as one of the universe maintainer, would remove them from the
> upstream source package.
> Actually I'm quite frightend that someone will develop a new spyware
> tool, which runs only on wine environments and using unseen buffer
> overflows to inject malicious code or starts linux binaries, which are
> installed during the installtion of those tools. And the easiest way to
> do it, is to activate activeX by default.

Huh? None of this makes any sense. You can write perfectly good spyware
for Linux without involving Wine, and the "Mozilla ActiveX control" has
nothing to do with ActiveX in web pages, it's purely the equivalent of

Also, you should not be unilaterally interfering with upstream packaging
decisions regardless of what happens - we have more than enough bugs
reported to us thanks to random packagers "fixing" Wine, thanks.

thanks -mike

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